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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1914, Mason City, Iowa RSasoaeiiyiiobe8izette CERHO GOHDO COUNTV REPUBLICAN BlUbLUhed Gaaotto Established May Sho Dally Globe BstabUahed 1897 raaued Every Week Day by THE GLOBBCAZEITB FniKTINO CO Street TAlepboue m and aa W Editor D cd REHBERS OF ASSOCIATED PRESS OfflcJai Pssei c Cltjr nnfl County Circulation greater than1 any other newspaper ID the city county or congressional district Subscribers Pleese pnb llshers desire to maintain a perfect delivery system tills ran be ac complisaed only bycooperation Wltn the subscribers VVTben delivery Is irregular or late we will be tt fuJfoi an immediate complaint jshone SUBSCRIPTION RATES per year by carrier per year bf mall I 840 n aif jeer b carrier 10 BemlM eeklj per year by malt at the Post Office at Mason City Iowa an aacondolaua matter Advertising Hates Furolshvd OB Ap plication BETTER HOMESTEAD LAWS It has taken the American govern ment a long time to wake upto the fact that the Canadian government has better homestead laws than our own and for that reason the domin ion has been able to induce hundreds oil thousands of Americans to go into Canada the provisions in the Canada homestead law allows an eighteen year old boy to acquire a homeland theresult is that young men under age iave been taking up the public lands of the dominion The proposition tor homestead entries by minors has been gaining strength in congress and it received an impetus last month when western gov erns In their annual conference at Denver wont on record as unani mously resolving that we approve the plan now before congress to per mit homestead entries iby persons over eighteen years oE A Washing ton correspondent is authority for Baying that the interior department and the agricultural department have both strongly endorsed the sug gested legislation Since the secre tary of the interior has been en abled to designate entirely arid lands that cannot be irrigated as enlarged homesteads enabling settlers to se cure 320 acres of land instead of 160 there a noticeable im provement in conditions of settlera In sections of the country where grazing has been the principal source of income The change in the homestead law by which settlers can acquire a title in three years hag more than doubled the entries throughout the United States During the fiscal year end ing June 30 1912 home stead entries throughout the United States were 063 acres land The threeyear homestead law was passed June 30 1913 and there were tn the United States final homestead en tries covering more than ten mil lion acres of the public domain Diiring thedebate In the house up on the bill of Representative Taylor of Colorado authorizing minors of eighteen years or over to take home stead and desert land entries Repre sentative Burke of Soutli Dako who is shortly to be advanced to the seriate used the argument that many of the hoys serving in the navy and marine corps are not more than eighteen years old and that the aver age is about twenty He insisted that those boys who recently gave their lives at Vera Cruz were not too young to file on a he said that he preferred to encourage the boys to remain at home to stay on the farm instead of going into E i We have an ideal storage house and when you have anything to store no matter what It is j let us haul and store it or you I Our service will be of the beat and further our prices are rea sonable I and Dray Line Successor to L M Valentine Of J fee East Fourth Street Phone 176 the army and He concluded that If a boy ia old enough for mili tary service he ought to be able to file on tho public Burke a republican and Taylor a Democrat have been two of the best friends tho homesteaders had in congress and they have both been enemies to what has been termed by them as profes sional Taylor says that there is no monopoly of agri cultural land in the west today and everyone who has a big if arm is try ing to cut it uparid rsell it into smaller He adds that com parison of the laws the Dom inion of Canada with those tha United States shows a great many more liberal features in the system of occupation in Canada than are found In our own homestead laws OPPORTUNITY IN IOWA The men who are putting out the series of bigtyped articles on Suc cess in presenting sidelights and advice and illustrations of what has been accomplished in Iowa by different men are doing a great ser vice to the state says the Cedar Rap ids Republican It Is such raading that stimulates the minds of all There are many opportunities which escape men simply because they have not in themselves the Ingenu ity to work them out Suggestions are breeders of thoughts and of suc cess We read of a factory in a town of 850 people which last year shipped in 71 carloads OE raw ma terials wihich it turned out in manu factured We read also a boy who put himself through college on two acres of Jand cleaning up He bought the land for 250 an acre and still owns it in the bar gain We read of a man who has an orchard whlaa nets him an acre but he teoids to the orchard as farmers tend to their corn not re lying on nature to do the work unas sisted We read of another boy who made 100 an acre from watermel ons When such things are done In Cal ifornia or Oregon they write book lets about it and send them broad cast But we ara doing in Iowa what they have done In California The sole trouble with us has been that we ihave told ao one about it and so men have been going to places where such things are told and printed and taJked about We are getting on the right track here and we shall look for great results from the efforts that are now being put forth Mere talk will never it we must give facts and tell how the various successes have been and can be achieved but it is a lack of Inteligent interest against which complaint is lodged and never until this condition Is over come will the primary be the weapon for good government which It ehould Continued from Page TIIE PRIMARY One eandiscuss the primary these days withoutbeing accused of tool of tile bosses or thwarting the will of the people The Storm Lake Pilot Tribune which has never been reactionary but Just the other ex treme has this to say the primary based on recent results The same objections which have been so manifest in the primary in the past were more strongly empha sized than ever on Monday when there was a light vote cast and wherein there was much unintelligent voting There can be little defense for the primary on the so called min or state offices and for the nomina tion for the supreme bench Votes were cast helter skelter in this coun ty for state auditor for railroad com missioner and for the judgeships Unworthy men garnered votes which they would never have received had the voters taken enough interest in the matter to inform Thousands of voters were even did not even take Inter est enough to pretend to vote intel ligently but staid at home It is no truer that eternal vigilance ia the price of peace than it is that eternal vigilance is the price of election of worthy candidates to office Men complain the manner in which the affairs of county state and nation are conducted They are inconsist ent enough to fail to vote when tils remedy for the conditions which thep complain is placed In their hands Unworthy men notably can didates for the supreme judgeship received hundreds of votes for the nomination in this county on Mon day The candidate for the judge shipwho received the most votes In Buena Vista County is a man who has but a few years experience aa a lawyer and little of that of such na ture as to Qualifyhim for the posi tion which he And thia not withstanding the fact that men of tho capacity judicial ability and character as Judge Weaver re seek ing nomination The primary is well and good for the nomination for the leading posi tions to be filled and even in thoso Instances it seems that the voters of the state are tiring what they are disposed to treat as a plaything Men fear to criticise the primary for fear of the cry of let the people It Is well that the people should rule If they will take a sufficient interest in public affairs to do it intelligent ly It ia not a lack of intelligence river lies on one side of the city with Lime Creek on the other side While the Shell Rock is usually the larger of the two streams they equal in size p J Drag for Body Several residents of Jlockford and farmers from the vicinity of the Win ter farm dragged the stream for hours yesterday in an attempt to re cover the body Few boats were ob tainable and the work put them in danger of losing their lives every minute Their efforts were first put on the spot nearest where Wrench lost his life It was their hope that his body might have caught on a snag Failing in their attempt there they moved farther down At a late hour last night their efforts proved unavailing Mr and Mrs Winters are grief stricken They were not at the river at the time their nephew tried to They had warned him against the danger of the flood Warning Not Heeded Farmers in this vicinity and for miles to the south paid little heed to the warning from points farther up the stream that danger was close Horses cattle ftogs and sheep were left on pasture land lying almost on a level with the water at its lowest stage In some cases fences divided them from higher ground cutting off their only chance of escape No es timate of the loss has been although it Is thought when a count is made the number will reach into the hundreds The animals had no chance against the raging water Many were saved by their owners in similar manner to which Wrench tried to save his horses Cattle Drown A group of people standing on high ground some miles south of RockEord report that they saw cattle by the dozens floating down stream In many cases they were drowned The power the rushing water kept their bodies afloat Those alive kept bobbing up and down with the heads In the air one minute and underneath In another Uose Home One family was forced to leave home and property two miles south of here yesterday morning They oc cupied a small farm on the banks Shell Rock ilver the fact thatthey had row boats tied to the bank of the river they were able to escape The Shell Rock rose to the height of a foot over the floor of their house They feared the build ing would be carried away and wore to leave without rescuing a single ar ticle of their furniture or property Their stock was1 all drowned Miles of fences were reported to have been swept away with the flood The water carried objects of all varieties It was reported here yes terday that two small houses were swept away a few miles below al though this report has not been ver ified It is said they floated down stream for several miles until they finally landed on low ground river bank Dike Gtxss Sixty feet of the high dike skirt ing the iRoekford dam on Lime Creek went out early yesterday morning Stringent methods were used to save it Workmen were placed on the property to guard it all of Saturday night Failing to guard their boats farm rs were practically cut off from the outside world In some cases when their crafts were carried away yes terday It would be hard to estimate the amount of pasture land covered by water It Is the heaviest flood that has been seen in Rockford generation count his trip from North McGreg or to Mason City Saturday Wo left North McGregor In one of the most blinding rain storms that had ever seen Our crew saw the danger ahead and I was forced to keep the train down to a speed of ten miles aa hour in most places A short distance east of Calmar our train ran Into a cloudburst It could be called nothing else it rained continuously from the timo we left North McGregor Increasing as we ran west One who had passed through the rain previously would not have called the episode at Cal mar as such as It was merely dou bled Stop Near Cnltnar The rain carne down as If poured from a million gallon barrel Water covered the wheels of the engine Water was all we could see I stop ped the train at that time on a piece of ground which allowed tho water to run off to a considerable extent although with added quanti ties which continued to fall It had no chance to With a slight abating of the rain the train was again started on its western trip The track felt sltaky and as its very foundations had been torn up In three minutes after our first stop the train ran Into the first washout Probably five hun dred feet of track was in a condition which would have made it dangerous to cross In the center of the dam aged space twentyfive feet of bal last was completely washed out Crew From Hast A section crew was sent for from North McGregor They repaired the track enough for us to cross Tho next washout was encoun tered at Lawler This one was not bad enough for outside aid and with the delay of a half hour we were enabled to progress Between Lawler and Naw Hamp ton the rain came down with the same power which it showed in the early morning We ran into another cloudburst which lasted for several minutes Between New Hampton and Charles City we struck the long est washout of the day The track for several hundred feet looked as If it had been standing In water for a month The track was covered with accumulations washed from fields There was not an inch of it over which a single coach could have been pushed with safety After a consultation the crew de cided to run the train back to New Hampton A message was sent over tho wire from there to Mason City and the wrecking crew was brought to repair the track Two other wasTiouts were encountered or run to Mason City Water Enclianting The storm brought sights of beauty with It that have seldom been seen The three Wapsies were away over their banks and tearing along with a twentyfive milo an hour fury Shell Rock River was a sight to behold The sight of it battering away on the edge of the cornfields taking everything movable with H and simply running wild was en chanting In spite the damage It was doing to every foot of property which it passed Big and Little Cedar rivers look ed as if they held all the fater In Iowa The bridges over these rivers all held their own and although we ex expected them to be washed away when wo reached them they were all found to be in a condition which would allow our train to cross them with safety Tracks Soft Passenger train No 15 of the Great Western was delayed two and a half hours Saturday due to the heavy rains which washed away a cul vert one mile south of Bolan Also the approach to the bridge over the Shell Rock river was damaged seriously Freight trains were held in the city and some were sent back to Clarion until the trades were in a better condition for traffic KNOW IT WELL Oldest Milwaukee Engineer Gives Account of His Trip Saturday From North McGregor to Mason City Milwaukee passenger train No 3 west bound due here at Satur day afternoon arrived at after stopping for five washouts along the line between hero and McGregor Rush Eddy engineer in charge of No 3 and the oldest engine driver on the division salf today that in the fortysix yearn that he has been rail roading and in nil the years that lie has been pulling trains over the Mil waukee system ho had never passed through a rain storm like thoone of Saturday No damage was done to tho rolling stock of the road al though several accidents were barely averted Tho driving rain and two or three veritable cloudbursts made it necessary for engineers to run their trains at the rate of a walk The condition which the roadbed had been placed in by the rains of previ ous days and with the rainfall of over an inch in a few hours warned them that danger might bo encoun tered at any place on the road Freight trains wero sidetracked for passengers for hours In some instances the freight crews aided the passenger crews In mending wash outs Eddy Tells Story Mr Eddy gives the following ac Familinv Features Woli Known to Hundreds of Mason City A familiar burden in many homes The burden of o bad A lame a weak or an aching back Often tells you of kidney ills Doans Kidney Pills are for weak kidneys Here is Mason City testimony Mrs H S Florence 725 East Eighth Mason City Iowa says not hesitate to give Doans Kid nejj Pills procured at Garman Smiths Drug reendorse ment I have taken them on sev eral occasions during the past few years when fooling poorly as the re sult of disordered kidneys Relief has always followed and I have thus been of their For sale by ell dealers Price 50 cents FosterMilburn Buffalo New York sole agents for tho United States Remember the and take no other S PROGRAM IS FINE Probably the Most una Pin ishcd ChUdrens Cbntaiji Evei tendered in Slnson City Undoubtedly the most brillian and finished childrens cantafa has over been staged In Mason Jitj was witnessed by a packed audience at the Congregational church yester day afternoon The fiftynine chil dron who took part in tho Building of Tho were finished as far as their respective parts wore concerned Practically the entire congregation and as many others as could train on trance to edifice were present and to time as the occa sion called for burst Into eathusi astic applause Tho play was cm blematic in Its setting and surround ings to do honor to the beautlfu custom observing Childrens day Promptly at Master Builder of Pretly at Very seldom indeed are you offered such remark able values as these at the very beginning of a season and only our immense purchases could bring it about The best summer dresses you have over seen priced at a Sizes for women and misses in the daintiest of lin geries linens voiles dimities etc While plain colors stripes and floral effects new long tunic styles new col lars sleeves and trimmings Suitable for all sorts of mid summer wear Wash Lingerie Waists 75C Goats Any Silk Coat regardless of for mer price Any Cloth Suit regardless of for mer price now Any Silk Suit regardless of for mer price now Glory Wlllson and his workers ap peared on the stage and sang In beautiful harmony witty the treble of childish voices flinging the melody of the ever loved hymn Onward Chris tian over the audience On an improvised stage one of the largest ever built in a Masori City church for an occasion of this sort the miniature ship six feet in length was being constructed under the in structions of the master builder and as each part was needed was re sponded to by several of the children who came forth with the necoasary equipments such as the prow stern ana others with appro priate lines by each child dedicating each part of the ship to its pondlng purpose in lite With the completion the ship The Sailors was beauti fully sung by Avis Stott Oenevievo Wilson and Mabel Stott The flags were then brought forth and placed in their respective positions with ap propriate words by their bearers GeorgeStajiard the Stars and Stripes and Theodore Ferguson the Chris tian Flag Queen Summer and her flowers were then called upon to christen the good ship with the as sistance of the beautiful Day Star Lila Stott enacted the role of Queen Summer wlfch a grace and daintiness that would do justice to many a pro fessional Mabel Dutro as the Day Star was all that could be desired and was a very beautiful star with her golden gown and wand Too much cnnnot be said regarding the gorgeous array of flowers the Queens attendants As thewhole troupe of flowers were assembled with their queen all bowed their lovely heads in prayer to their Mak er Each flower or group was call ed in turn by Queen Summer and rendered a dainty tribute in the way of song or words beautiful import Lola Stott in her daisy gown of yel low and white petals and cap of the same was as lovable as tho flower Itself The velvety pansies were Ibeautlful in tlioir purple costumes which were very becoming to the little maids Tuanita Docker and Gladys Wells The violets also wore present Ruth Fisher and Helen White being the modest flowers Dainty rosebuds were Neoma Deck er and Eleanor Dobson and the seri ous little JacklnthePulplt Warner MclSwen in his green silky pulpit LittloBt but not least tiny Jean Mickey was the sweet forgetmenot and who sang very prettily a dainty little song of the rorgetmenot A bevy of rosea and JiUos mingled la A well executed drill the white rod pink and yellow roses and wiiite lil ios presenting a lovely spectacle Ov er all came the rainbow in its bright hues with its comforting promise As the ship entered the port tho har bor lights were sighted which repre sented Hope Love and Faith Fannie Hayes Margaret Lippert and Eliza beth were the faithful beacons beautiful colored lights were thrown over thorn and made oue of the pret tiest tableaus of the afternoon This concluded one of the most successful childrens entertainment of son The mothers are to be credited with a large part of the success for their untiring efforts In fashioning the costumes and the many beautiful decorations and are nay cjuied liie power behind the Miss Grace McEwen was a competent ac companiest on the piano for all the numbers First IJaptist Church Childrens Day was observed in the First Baptist church Sunday morii mg by an excellent program uotn musical and recitative under tho di rection of Mrs W H Hathorn Thu singing ot the girls glee chorus was especially delightful The pastor Rev B M Osgood gave an ad dress How Boys and Girls are like using a variety of clocks as illustrations Childrens day was still further observed in the evening ser vice illustrated by n lecture on Child Life in City and Socialized play and social service was advocated and the necessity of su j pervised play there ara plenty of playgrounds in Mason City but there is still the need of supervised play Tho address was preceded by an or gan recital by Miss Daisy Storer con sisting three numbers Miss Rachel Hawkins accompanied by Miss Bernice Hawkins rendered a violin solo Thursday evening the weekly de votional service will bo held Tho annual Sunday school picnic will be held Friday afternoon at East Park All who desire auto accom modations will bo at the church promptly at 2 oclock Next Sunday morning Baptismal service will bo held Every one In terested in flower Sunday will please bring flowers and these will he dis tributed in smaller bouquets to tha sick aged and the prisoners at tho jail The sermon by the pastor will be on The Ministry of accompanied by an Illustrated lecture on flowers during which some of the most costly Slides made will be shown This will be the last Sunday evening service held in any of the churches until fall St James German The Luther League closed a very successful years work Ikat evening and will attend the convention at Hawkeye next Sunday going In a body The pastor will also join them and consequently no services will next Sunday Tho Luther Inn Association meets at the home 305 East Stnta street Wednesday evening The Ladles Aid will give an ice cream social on the church lawn Thursday evening Police Court Grist Five Mason City men walked up to the bar of justice In police court tills morning wore charged with drunkenness and In one instance of disturbing the peace aud were given tinea The arrestn were made Sat urday and Sunday night Each gavo different excuses The cases fol low J F Norse fined and costs Joseph Koliske fined and costs M Gordeska fined and costs James Perry fined and costs Joseph Minneahaha fined and costs Three officers namely Casey Keenan and Carlo wero re quired to bring Kollslca to the sta tion His arrest took place in the 409 North Superior street at Saturday night The man struck one of the officers Benjamin Nerdelle a resident of the city was arrested Saturday nfglit as he alighted from a train at the Chicago Groat Western railroad station Ho carried a case containing gallons of whiskey Patrolmen again showed their good scenting ability when they were able to toll the difference between an ordinary suitcase containing wearing apparel and one which held Trimming Trees Tho shade trees on the Central school grounds am undergoing their annual trimming today The oper ation Is expected to make them thrive more and to revive life in some of them that are dormant Tho same operation is taking in many places throughout tho city although the larger amount of this work took place earlier In the season
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